Research Shows Couples Can Increase Marital Happiness, Even Those on the Brink

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Researchers at Healthy Relationships California have found strong gains in marital satisfaction among 17,245 participants of Marriage Education programs in California, the nation’s largest study on the immediate and long-term impact of Marriage Education. Before taking a Marriage Education course, only 44% of married persons considered themselves happy with their relationship, while 56% were moderately or highly distressed about their marriage. Six months after taking a skills-based Marriage Education course, only 32% of participants were [...] Read more »

Healthy Relationships California Receives Federal Grant to Help Low-Income Couples and Families

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The announcement last week by Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families of its Community-Centered Healthy Marriage and Relationships grants spells good news for Californians, as Healthy Relationships California is one of only four organizations in the country receiving the top award of $2.5 million a year for the next three years. The new grant focuses on low-income populations in nine of California’s largest counties—Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Riverside, Alameda, Fresno and [...] Read more »

It Is Never Too Early to Build a Strong Foundation of Great Communication

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Nathan James King reached a turning point in his life. After embracing religion he was able to put his addiction behind him and focus on his education and relationships. Nathan is a bartender where he met his girlfriend, Erica, an exercise instructor at the Clovis Community Senior Center. They are both continuing their education at CSU Fresno. They had been dating for several months when they decided to take steps to strengthen their communication. They [...] Read more »